PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CSE5PM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides necessary skills and techniques to manage large-scale information technology projects, with strong focus on the analytical side of project management, referring to scheduling, cost, and resource management, as well as the 'people' and client management issues that must be dealt with in order to ensure successful projects. Students learn to design Information Technology projects covering network management or software development or data science for efficiency, portability and re-use, as well as to take advantage of different standards and system utilities, data and information management techniques.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 90 credit points and must be admitted in one of the courses SGCS or SMCSC or SMDS or SMIT or SMICT or SMITCN or SMITB or SMINCT or SMICTB or SMIOT or SMAI or SMDM.

Co-requisites CSE5INE and CSE4WNE for SMITCN or SMICT or SMICTB or SMINCT; CSE5BDC for SMDS; CSE5DES for SMCSC or SMIT or SMITB.

Incompatible subjects CSE5PRA, CSE5ITP, CSE5PRB

Equivalent subjects CYB5PM

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIndustry Project GuidelinesPrescribedTorabi, TLMS
ReadingsInformation Technology Project Management 7EPrescribedSchwalbe, KathyCengage-2019
ReadingsSoftware Engineering 10EPrescribedSommerville I, 2016Pearson
ReadingsTop-Down Network DesignPrescribedPriscilla OppenheimerCisco Press- 2010

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique and apply principles of project management from various stakeholder viewpoints

Activities:
Fundamentals of project management is presented in lectures and guest speakers will share their experience ahead of classroom simulations. Stakeholder exercises are a feature of the workshops.

02. Conduct effective and collaborative project team meetings through application of team dynamics knowledge.

Activities:
Role based simulations are conducted in lab classes whilst theory is delivered in lectures.

03. Create a project management framework for application to Computer Science & Information Technology projects.

Activities:
Lectures present best practice project management design principles. Case-based examples are examined in lab classes.

04. Critically analyse the security aspects of project development and embed risk mitigation in project management processes.

Activities:
Lectures present background information, prescribed reading discussed in labs and case studies where security implications were not considered in projects.

05. Formulate comprehensive strategies based on best practice, for modelling, capturing and storing design information in technology projects.

Activities:
Data management theory and application presented in lectures and labs respectively.

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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop start from Week 2"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 project management reports based on a hypothetical project. (1250 words per report)The students are assessed as if they were in charge of the real project using principles described in lectures and workshops. Individual assessment ratio is 80(individual):20(team) split to recognise the team objectives and individual contributions.50 01, 03, 04, 05
2 group progress reflections. (500 words per student x 2 reports)This peer review exercise mirrors the industry practice of continual progress reviews. Assessment equally split between individual and group contributions.20 02
End-of-semester management presentation applied to future project (5 minutes per student)Group assessment10 01, 04, 05
One hour end-of-semester examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.20 01, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 32 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 33 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop start from Week 2"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 project management reports based on a hypothetical project. (1250 words per report)The students are assessed as if they were in charge of the real project using principles described in lectures and workshops. Individual assessment ratio is 80(individual):20(team) split to recognise the team objectives and individual contributions.50 01, 03, 04, 05
2 group progress reflections. (500 words per student x 2 reports)This peer review exercise mirrors the industry practice of continual progress reviews. Assessment equally split between individual and group contributions.20 02
End-of-semester management presentation applied to future project (5 minutes per student)Group assessment10 01, 04, 05
One hour end-of-semester examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.20 01, 04, 05